Lamentations 1-2 New King James Version (NKJV)
Jerusalem in Affliction
1 How lonely sits the city
2 She weeps bitterly in the night,
3 Judah has gone into captivity,
4 The roads to Zion mourn
5 Her adversaries have become [d]the master,
6 And from the daughter of Zion
7 In the days of her affliction and roaming,
8 Jerusalem has sinned gravely,
9 Her uncleanness is in her skirts;
12 “Is it nothing to you, all you who [l]pass by?
13 “From above He has sent fire into my bones,
14 “The yoke of my transgressions was [m]bound;
15 “The Lord has trampled underfoot all my mighty men in my midst;
16 “For these things I weep;
17 Zion [n]spreads out her hands,
18 “The Lord is righteous,
19 “I called for my lovers,
20 “See, O Lord, that I am in distress;
21 “They have heard that I sigh,
22 “Let all their wickedness come before You,
God’s Anger with Jerusalem
2 How the Lord has covered the daughter of Zion
2 The Lord has swallowed up and has not pitied
3 He has cut off in fierce anger
4 Standing like an enemy, He has bent His bow;
5 The Lord was like an enemy.
6 He has done violence to His [s]tabernacle,
7 The Lord has spurned His altar,
8 The Lord has [u]purposed to destroy
10 The elders of the daughter of Zion
11 My eyes fail with tears,
12 They say to their mothers,
13 How shall I console[aa] you?
14 Your prophets have seen for you
15 All who [ab]pass by clap their hands at you;
16 All your enemies have opened their mouth against you;
17 The Lord has done what He purposed;
18 Their heart cried out to the Lord,
19 “Arise, cry out in the night,
20 “See, O Lord, and consider!
21 “Young and old lie
22 “You have invited as to a feast day
Psalm 119:137-144 New King James Version (NKJV)
137 Righteous are You, O Lord,
Titus 3 New King James Version (NKJV)
Graces of the Heirs of Grace
3 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. 3 For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
9 But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless. 10 Reject a divisive man after the first and second [a]admonition, 11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned.
12 When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. 13 Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey with haste, that they may lack nothing. 14 And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful.
15 All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith.
Grace be with you all. Amen.
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